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The 68th Survey of Distributor Operations: Tech Usage & Investments

May 21, 2015 | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The results of our tech section survey questions seem to grow more salient over time, as the obvious impacts of the digital age become more evident to industrial distributors. Some pioneers are already on the cutting edge, while others are relatively varied in their progress.

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NAW Releases Book For Distributors On Driving Profitable Growth

May 22, 2015 12:58 pm | by NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence | News | Comments

The book is the first research study in wholesale distribution to examine both public and private firms and uncover a roadmap that addresses the three dimensions – generating, managing, and sustaining – of profitable growth.


U.S. Manufactures Deficit Rises Sharply In Q1

May 22, 2015 11:02 am | by MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation | News | Comments

Following a 14 percent trade deficit increase in Q4 2014, MAPI analysis shows that 2015's Q1 deficit surge more than doubled year-over-year.


Gateway Safety Eyewear Wins Top Prizes In ISHN Readers’ Choice Awards

May 22, 2015 10:11 am | by Gateway Safety Gateway Safety Product Releases | Comments

Gateway Safety's Parallax and Swap MAG Safety Eyewear were category winners among thousands of voters.


Kiva Systems Rebrands As Amazon Robotics

May 22, 2015 9:26 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The news correlates to a recent Amazon job posting for a Head of Robotics to lead a "new robotic platform."


Master Workholding And Forkardt Join Sales Forces

May 21, 2015 4:38 pm | by Master Workholding | News | Comments

The representation by Forkardt will expand sales and distribution and provide marketing support for Master Workholding.


TPC Wire & Cable Sold To Audax Group

May 21, 2015 2:53 pm | by TCP Wire & Cable | News | Comments

Audax says it aims to continue growing TPC organically through add-on acquisitions.


ExxonMobil Announces Substantial Oil Discovery

May 21, 2015 1:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The well lies about 120 miles from the South American coast and under 5,719 feet of water.


Is The Reshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing A Myth?

May 21, 2015 1:43 pm | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos | Comments

While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.


April Growth Slows For ISA Members

May 21, 2015 9:19 am | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The ISA Distributor and Manufacturer indexes showed declines from March, though expansion continues for both.


Palmgren Dual Force Precision Machine Vises

May 21, 2015 8:50 am | by Palmgren | Product Releases | Comments

The line of Dual Force Precision Machine Vises is recommended for use in running production parts where flatness and parallelism are key. 

Are You Prepared For Summer?

May 20, 2015 5:13 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

As summer draws closer and temperatures begin to rise inside and outside distribution centers, there are many safety factors that need to be taken into consideration. Is your warehouse prepared?


How One Company Could Save The Fracking Industry

May 20, 2015 3:38 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

If a Denver company has its way, foreign competitors may not be able to undercut U.S. drilling operations for much longer.


Addressing Third-Party Harassment And Employee Investigations

May 20, 2015 3:26 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner At Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. | Articles | Comments

Fred Mendelsohn examines who is liable for actions of third party harassment of employees, and key points to consider for investigations.


Kimball Midwest Opens Expanded Headquarters

May 20, 2015 3:23 pm | by Kimball Midwest | News | Comments

The 168,000 square foot expansion connected the office and distribution center with about 123,000 of additional distribution center space and approximately 45,000 square feet of dedicated office space.


The 68th Survey of Distributor Operations: Best Practices

May 20, 2015 1:38 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Even as e-commerce reshapes the market, best practices tend to stay the same. Even so, relations with suppliers show changing trends.


The Trucking Crisis

May 20, 2015 9:52 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There is a crisis on the trucking and shipping side of things, and it is beginning to take a toll on manufacturers and change the way warehouses and manufacturers need to operate.


Online Sales Help Home Depot Beat Lowe's In Q1

May 20, 2015 9:24 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A 30 percent year-over-year jump in online sales boosted Home Depot big quarter, while Lowe's sales and profit increases weren't quite enough to match expectations.


Nomad Series Lift Truck

May 20, 2015 8:55 am | by UniCarriers Americas | Product Releases | Comments

UniCarriers lift truck models increase efficiency for indoor and outdoor operations requiring material-handling flexibility.

Where To Expect New FedEx Ground Hubs

May 19, 2015 5:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Take a look at the current state of FedEx Ground, and a rundown of where and when to expect new distribution hubs over the next couple years. Is one coming near you?


The Perfect Combination of Selling Skills

May 19, 2015 4:14 pm | by Tom Reilly, | Articles | Comments

In sales, probing and listening are the perfect diet for salespeople who want to excel in this profession. The good news is that these are skill sets, which means they can be taught and learned.



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